5 Films that Critique Modern Architecture


Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967). Via film screenshot

Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967). Via film screenshot

Of all arts, there is one that is truly capable of embracing architecture, and that is the cinema. The ability to represent spaces, moving in the course of time, brings cinema closer to architecture in a way that goes beyond the limitations of painting, sculpture, music – for a long time considered to be the art closest to ours – and even of dance. Both in cinema and in architecture space is a key subject, and although they deal with it in different ways, they converge by providing a bodily – and not only visual – experience of the built environment.

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